Faculty of Education

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Denise Chapman


This unit has been designed to give students knowledge and appreciation of the features of a wide range of children's literature suitable for primary-aged children, the ability to critically analyse children's texts from various perspectives and an awareness of current issues relating to selecting and presenting literature to young children.


Upon completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an appreciation for the diversity of genre available in children's literature
  2. understand the criteria for selecting literature for primary school children
  3. understand the key issues concerned with the content and promotion of children's literature
  4. understand the components for the analysis of children's literature
  5. show an ability to present literature to children in a variety of ways.


Written assignment (1600 words, 40%)
Folio (2400 words equivalent, 60%)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 2 contact hours per week

(b.) Additional requirements

  • 10 hours of independent study per week